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    ‘The Godfather’ Actor James Caan Passes Away At 82. Hollywood Pays Tribute To The Legend

    It’s a sad day for Hollywood as it has lost one of the most renowned actors – James Caan. The actor starred as gangster Sonny Corleone in 1972’s cult classic film, ‘The Godfather’. According to a statement released by his family on his official Twitter account, Caan breathed his last on July 6. He was 82.

    Caan grew up in Bronx, New York City, and was the son of German-Jewish immigrants. Condolences have been pouring in for the star from his family, friends, and fans. Among Hollywood personalities, filmmakers James Gunn, Matt Reeves, and others paid tribute to the late actor.

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    James Caan Dies Aged 82

    James Caan
    James Caan

    Known for playing tough guys on screen, James Caan passed away at the age of 82. The news of his demise was shared by his family on his Twitter account on Thursday.

    The statement read, “It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6. The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

    Caan was one of the most popular stars of his era. He received an Oscar nomination in 1973 for his role in ‘The Godfather’ and a 1972 Emmy nomination for ‘Brian’s Song’. His acting credits also include ‘E.T.’, ‘Misery’, ‘Funny Lady’ and ‘Elf’, among others.

    Celebrities Pay Tribute To Caan

    After the news of James Caan’s death broke, social media was swept up with tributes. Filmmaker James Gunn tweeted, “Rest In Peace James Caan. There are so many movies of his I love, The Godfather films of course being at the very top, but here are a few more I adore (Thief in particular was a Gunn family classic – I had the poster on my wall in high school).”

    Director Matt Reeves also remembered Caan and wrote, “So sad.  Such an incredible, towering actor. RIP.”

    In a statement to Deadline, ‘Misery’ director Rob Reiner said, “I was so saddened to hear about Jimmy leaving us. I loved working with him. Besides being a talented instinctive actor, he was the only Jew I knew who could rope a calf with the best of them. Sending my love to his family.”

    Billy Dee Williams, who starred with Caan in ‘Brian’s Song’ tweeted, “Team Mates and friends till the end. RIP Jimmy.” Many other celebrities also remembered Caan fondly.

    One of the best actors of his generation, James Caan shall always be remembered and his work will inspire many actors. We wish strength to his dear ones in their tough time.

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    Rishita Roy Chowdhury
    Rishita Roy Chowdhury
    Rishita Roy Chowdhury is the Chief Editor at First Curiosity. She has always been fascinated with the power of words and the need to follow goings on of the world. She likes to spend most of her time contemplating her existence, and escaping reality by reading, writing, and watching movies and shows. So, she made a career out of it in 2017 when she joined ScoopWhoop and extensively wrote about pop culture. To gain more experience of hardcore news, she moved on to the print arena with The Sunday Guardian newspaper where she interviewed celebrities, musicians, sportsmen, authors, chefs, and more. Her love of all things art and culture also led her to review books, movies, series, and restaurants. She tested and expanded her skills by dabbling in the digital space with India Today’s entertainment team. There, she wrote thousands of articles on the world of glitz and glamour. Now, at First Curiosity, she constantly searches and writes stories that resonate with readers and spark their interest. She also manages a team of dedicated writers who share her vision to remain sane in a crazy world with doses of entertainment.

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